Town Contact Information
Town of Stonington, P.O. Box 9, Stonington, ME 04681
Telephone: 367-2351 Fax: 367-6361
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 22 Main St.
Selectmen meet: Mon., 7 p.m., in selectmen’s room at town hall.
Tax maps, commitment books available online.
As the top-grossing lobster port in the state, Stonington is a hub of commercial fishing activity. In 2016, the port topped $67 million in product—mostly due to its lobster fishery. Granite, once the boom industry in Stonington, is still quarried in several locations. The town has the only airport (single-engine propeller) in the area.
Stonington is a vibrant year-round community with opportunities for activities, classes and workshops. The Island Community Center is open all year-round with something for everyone and is the site of a summer farmers market, the largest in the state. Seasonal events draw many to the Island; these include the lobster boat races, Fishermen’s Family Fun Day, and Winterfest.
The renowned Stonington Opera House is a year-round performing arts center that has a jam-packed schedule of events. The harbor area comes alive in the summer months as tourists flock to Main Street to visit shops and the many art galleries.
Town Manager, Treasurer & Tax Collector, Road Commissioner, General Assistance Admin., Airport Manager
Kathleen Billings 367-2351
Christopher Betts., chmn. 367-8791
John Robbins, vice chmn. 367-2716
Donna Brewer 367-5100
Evelyn Duncan 367-5814
John Steed 367-2351
Town Clerk, Deputy Tax Collector, Registrar of Voters
Lucretia Bradshaw 367-2351, ext. 12
Deputy Clerk, Deputy Registrar
Bridget Brophy 367-2351, ext. 12
Douglas Johnson 367-5902
Donald Colson, John Coombs, Robert Dodge
Code Enforcement Officer
Judy Jenkins, Tue., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
367-2351, ext. 11
No current members.
Animal Control Officer
Allan van Reijsen 401-829-2303
Economic Development Committee
Roger Bergen, Barrett Gray, Julie Morringello, Suzy Shepard, Meg Tainter, selectmen’s rep. Evelyn Duncan
Raelene Pert 367-5891
Judy Jenkins 367-2351, ext. 11
Island Recreation Board
Elissa Haskell, Jennifer Larrabee, Elaine Parke, Heidi Shepard
Ted Crouch, chmn. 367-2629
Bill Baker, Roger Bergen, Ann Foster, Renee Sewall
Roger Stone 367-2601
Alternate: Judy Jenkins
Colwell Ramp Committee
Gay Atkinson, Dean Eaton, selectmen’s rep. Evelyn Duncan
Shellfish Conservation Committee
Alan Hutchinson, George Powell, Robert Ray, George Robbins, selectmen’s rep. Evelyn Duncan
Hilton Turner, chmn. 367-2462
Justin Boyce, Richard Larrabee Jr., Ryan Larrabee, George Stevens, Charles Turner, John Robbins, selectmen’s rep John Robbins
James Bray, Rich Howe, Vern Seile, selectmen’s rep. Donna Brewer
Sanitary District Trustees
Jeannine Buckminster, Ronald M. Eaton, Allison Edinger, Benjamin Pitts, Diana Turner
Types of properties assessed and subject to tax: land, buildings, personal, business. Bills are typically mailed in July and due Aug. 31.
The interest rate for unpaid bills, after due date: 7 percent.
Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans.
To appeal assessment: make an appointment with assessors through town office. Assessor’s agent is available first Mon. of each month.
Mill rate: 16.9 in 2016, 17.15 in 2015, 15.1 in 2014, 14.18 in 2013.
Shoreland zoning; flood plain; building permit; site plan review; subdivision; special amusement permit; noise control; solid waste control and flow control; harbor and waters; regulation of sewer use; shellfish; wind energy systems; wireless telecommunications facilities, parking.
Permits needed are: transfer station permit; recreational and commercial clam harvesting license; plumbing; building; site plan review; subdivision; special amusement; dog licensing; fish pier use/parking permit; mooring permit. All are available by contacting town office.
Stonington 04681 367-2235
Lobby: Open 24 hours
Window: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m.; Sat., 8:30-11 a.m.
Stonington by the Numbers
Total area: 24,194 acres (37.8 sq. mi.)
Land: 6,272 acres (9.8 sq. miles)
Bog: 667 acres (est.)
Flood: 282 acres
Inland water: 51 acres
Shoreline: 25 miles
Education Contact Numbers
Union 76 Superintendent of Schools
251 N. Deer Isle Rd. Unit 1, Deer Isle
Christian Elkington, supt. 348-9100
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Carla Magoon, prin. through June 30 348-6301, fax 348-6304, dises.org
Deer Isle-Stonington High School
Todd West, prin. 348-2303
fax 348-2304, dishs.org
CSD Directors (Island-wide)
Stephen York, chmn. 367-5807
Loring Kydd 348-6612
Skip Greenlaw 367-5810
Jane Osborne 348-5274
Virginia Peacock 367-2985
Elizabeth Perez 322-6529
CSD Board meetings:
1st Tue. of month, 5:30 p.m.
Enrollment numbers from Stonington (Oct. 2016)
Grades K-8 65
Grades 9-12 23
Emergency and Public Services
Trash & Recycling
Tom Brophy, manager 367-5996
Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed all legal holidays. All vehicles must have sticker, and loads must be separated prior to using transfer station. Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass bottles and jars, tin cans, boxboard paper, #2 plastic without caps are all accepted for recycling. Refrigerators are $20, demolition disposal is 10¢ per pound, asphalt shingles 5¢ per pound. Burn brush pile $7 for half load, $15 for full pickup, half ton $17, 1 ton $35. All fees assessed at the discretion of Transfer Station attendant.
Summer at Hagen Dock (Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekend); winter, town office, during business hours.
To report a fire: 911
Fire House, non-emergency 367-5137
Ryan Hayward, fire chief 610-3106
Meets first Sun. of month, 6 p.m. at the firehouse (Atlantic Ave.).
Fire permits available from fire department only, may be obtained by calling Ryan Hayward, 610-3106, or from Delbert Gross.
Holt Mill Pond Preserve, off Airport Rd.; Crockett Cove Woods, off Whitman Rd.; Settlement Quarry Preserve, off Oceanville Rd.
Hagen Dock: east end of Main St., near fire department, public landing, floats (two-hour limit). Colwell Ramp: Colwell Ln. (off Seabreeze Ave.) boat launch, parking limited to 45 minutes for loading/unloading only.
Evergreen, Forest Hill, Frink, Greenwood, Judkins, Knowlton, Woodlawn, Weedfield.